Fierce Loving: The Art of Creative Conflict with Adam Barley
10-12 November 2023
Fri 19:00-21:30 | Sat 11:00-18pm | Sun 11:00-17:00
250€ | 210€ early bird until 21 September
Open Friday Evening only: 30€ (Arrival from 18:00, DOORS CLOSE at 19:00
Loving is fierce! At least sometimes. To truly love, we have to be up for being passionate, disturbing the peace and giving our wild-hearted nature some breathing space.
We need harmonious connection with others, but we also have the need for authenticity. And because we are all different, we have to deal with conflict.
It takes a certain fierceness of the heart to stand your ground, disagree with others, defend innocence, and make a difference in the world. To be fiercely loving is to wield the emotional energy often called “anger” in a skillful way, in service to life and love. To do that requires us to clear the baggage of the past so we’re not carrying around childhood rage, just waiting to fire it at anyone who touches our trigger points.
This is steady, long-term work. It takes practice, compassion, patience, courage and persistence. Fierce Loving is a movement-based ZeroOne journey designed to empower the process.
You will learn how to:
- Embody, express and release emotional energy
- Take wholehearted responsibility for your anger
- Let go of baggage from the past
- Access the four essential gifts of fierce loving
- Engage in conflict as a creative, life-affirming practice that benefits everybody
To attend, you must be willing to dance deep, see the truth, and go beyond what you know. You’ll need some previous experience with movement as a practice. We also recommend you have some resources in your life to integrate deep feelings, such as a regular movement practice or embodied therapeutic work. Please ask if you’re unsure.
“It was definitely fierce and most certainly loving…potent fire…love it!”
“Totally changed my dance.”
“I have more clarity and energy.”
“It was fun, it was sexy, safe and exciting.”
You can also only join the Friday evening session (no registration needed; cash at the door), and after enjoying that amazing evening, decide book the whole workshop if there are still free spots!
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If you are more movement-experienced and cannot join on Friday evening, it is also possible to join on Saturday morning. Please send a request to Luna for that, in which you share your previous experience!
About Adam Barley
Adam Barley is a movement catalyst, author, and the founder of ZeroOne, an evolving mystery school based on embodiment, presence and inquiry.
He began studying healing and meditation in the early ’80s, training with Gabrielle Roth in the ’90s to teach the 5Rhythms, and more recently completed Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry training. With ZeroOne, he is combining influences from dance, voicework, tantra, meditation and trauma-informed therapies, creating a movement practice that is attuned to the times we live in.
Early Bird & Cancellations
Early bird prices are valid until 21 September. After this date, normal prices apply. We ask for a deposit to secure your place, as it helps us stabilize our booking process in these unstable times. If you cancel more than a week ahead, you will be refunded minus the deposit amount. For cancellations less than a week ahead, you will be liable for the whole amount. There is also no refund if you leave the workshop early. This policy will be waived if you are unwell, and all booking fees will be returned. We ask for your honor and honesty in this respect. If you just feel uncertain about attending, read through Adam’s workshop guide (you will receive this with your booking) on the subject, which may help make sense of how you feel as the workshop approaches.